When trying to decide which public cloud to use, often a key decision point is cost. Understanding these costs and how to better leverage the services available to you is a post for another day. Today we're simply going to run through those services that are always free and highlight some great offers out there … Continue reading What can be used for free in Azure?
A few weeks ago, I published the first part of this post, get to it here. In the first part, I wrote about the initial setup and config experience for creating and accessing Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Overall, I found the experience to be good, but at times, slightly basic. This is to be expected … Continue reading Windows Virtual Desktop – First Thoughts – Part 2
Last week, Microsoft released Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) to the public in preview. The service was first announced back at Ignite 2018. Microsoft describe the service as follows: Windows Virtual Desktop is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the cloud. Here’s what you can do when you run Windows Virtual Desktop on … Continue reading Windows Virtual Desktop – First Thoughts – Part 1
I'm sure most of you have seen recent announcements relative to Blueprints as well as multiple Microsoft posts about the service and what it can do to improve your environments. However, what if you're not sure about what they are and if they are usable for your environment? Hopefully, that's where this post comes in. … Continue reading What are Azure Blueprints?
Azure Backup is a service offered within the platform that allows you to backup and restore your IaaS data both from within Azure and on-premises. The integration out-of-the-box within Azure, and the attractive cost point make it a great option for many deployments. Simplicity is also key, for example, you can enable backup right from … Continue reading Azure Backup – New! Instant Restore